Grp27: Ceramic Piston Cover
Ceramic Piston Cover
Manufacturing Process: Formed by mold and finished by kilm
Function: Goes over top of piston and helps to create a lock tight system where no air can escape the cylinder.
Length of part is 1.380 inches. Outer diameter is .59 inches and inner diameter is .471 inches.
Ceramic was selected because of it rigidity.
Forces of the pressure in the cylinder are applied to the ceramic component.
Magnitude is estimated at 167 lbs.
The material choice does effect the process. It would not have been processed by a kiln if it wasn't ceramic.
The shape does effect the manufacturing process. With this shape you need it to fit snug in the cylinder to hold in the high pressure. With that said you need a process where the shape of the cover and shape of the cylinder have to relate very precisely.
Each manufacturing process was chosen for this component because it was the easiest, fastest, and cheapest way to do it at high volumes of product.
The component is functional.
On a scale from 1-5, 1 being the simple like a ball, and 5 being complex like a engine, this component is a 1. This is just a simple cap that helps hold in the pressure in the cylinder.